UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis
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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

syngenetic karst
1. Karst developed contemporaneously with the lithification of the formation, as in eolian calcarenite where lithification and karstification of dune sands may proceed simultaneously [10]. 2. Karst landforms that developed upon young, porous carbonate rocks, such as aeolianites, as they underwent lithification [9]. Synonyms: (French.) karst syngenetique; (German.) Syngenetischer Karst; (Greek.) synegeticon karst; (Italian.) carsismo singenetico; (Spanish.) karst singenetico; (Turkish.) esturumlu karst; (Yugoslavian.) singenetski krs (kras).